James W. Rieser
James W. Rieser FRANKSVILLE – James W. Rieser, 69, passed away at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints on Saturday, December 26, 2015. Jim was born in Racine, the son of Wallace and Geraldine Rieser. He married Donna Rieser, celebrating 44 years of marriage. Jim was a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine for a rewarding 41 years. For the past 25 Years he and Donna owned the Forest Home Animal Clinic in Franklin. Jim was creator of Shooting Starr‘s G.S.P.’s, breeding over ten generations of puppies, selling them throughout the United States and Canada. He was an active member of many pointing dog clubs and organizations. Jim was an avid fisherman and hunter and was an avid proponent of youth involvement in hunting through the Friends of Poynette Organization’s Learn To Hunt programs. He was very dedicated to passing forward the joys of upland hunting with well-trained bird dogs. Jim is survived by his wife, Donna Rieser; sons, Scott Rieser and James W. (Crystal Cichon, D.O.) Rieser II. Jim is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends across the country. He was preceded in death by his special daughter in Heaven, Kristin Rieser and by his parents. Funeral services for Jim will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kristin Rieser Scholarship Fund at the University Of Wisconsin Veterinary School: University of Wisconsin Veterinary School Foundation Attn: Heidi Kramer 1848 University Avenue Madison, WI 53726 (608) 327-9136 [email protected] Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory 3915 Douglas Avenue Racine, WI 53402 (262) 639-8000 www.purath-strand.com

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Published by Racine Journal Times on Dec. 30, 2015.
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Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Avenue, Racine, WI 53402
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Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Avenue, Racine, WI 53402
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I miss taking my dog to Dr Rieser. My German Shorthair loved him and so did I.
Lori DeBraska
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December 23, 2019
I just found out yesterday about J.Rs passing. I went to make a appointment for Little Bud. (toy poodle). I met him when we both worked at a different clinic. Always fun to work with. I came to this clinic after I came back to this area. Always had great trust in him.
I saw him preform many wonderful things when we worked together & with my own poodles!
Rest in peace friend.
Orlene Liederbach
June 24, 2016
DIANNA kennedy
January 21, 2016
JAMES RIESER
January 21, 2016
Dr. Rieser has been our family vet for over 20 years. He was a kind man and will be deeply missed.
Colleen Banks
January 4, 2016
Dr Rieser was the kindest animal doctor I ever had. He was an amazing person who loved and took very good care of my animals. I am saddened he has passed.
Lori DeBraska
January 4, 2016
So sorry for the family on their loss. I was a close friend to his late daughter, Kristin. Dr. Rieser also helped in a special way while I was a vet student. know how special Kristin was to him and have hope that they are together again.
Leslie Estelle
January 1, 2016
I am so sad to hear that Dr. Rieser passed away. He was a great friend and help to our family and dedicated to his family and his German Shorthaired Pointers. Such a wonderful gentleman has left this world.
Margie Wilson
December 31, 2015
To the Rieser Family and the extended Rieser Family at the Forest Home Animal Clinic, we are so saddened of the news of Dr. Rieser passing. He was always such a kind and caring person, who always took such great care of our doggies over the past 30+ years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. He will be truly missed. Boris, Bogart and Bella and the Petersen Family.
December 30, 2015
In the difficult days to come, may the promise at Isaiah 35:5,6 give you comfort and peace.
December 30, 2015
Donna and family - including the Forest Home Animal Clinic family. We are extremely saddened to learn of Dr. Reiser's passing. We are so sorry for this tremendous loss. He was an outstanding man, vet,mentor and "grandpa" to our Shorthairs over the years. Caring, dedicated and passionate - he's truly one of a kind. May he rest in peace and his wonderful legacy live on. Love from the Marion's - Kevin, Kris and kids (including Gunner, Reggie, George and now Bucky)
December 30, 2015